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Poland finance minister looks to avoid Euro gloom

Poland finance minister looks to avoid Euro gloom

Poland's minister of economy discusses with Michal Kaczmarski how the country's slowing growth is a 'problem' many of its European neighbours would like to have.

Stockholm makes its mark as a creative hub

Stockholm makes its mark as a creative hub

Stockholm's relatively small size seems to have worked in its favour when it comes to the city's ambitions to be considered one of Europe's creative hubs. The effect of its creative professionals working in such close proximity has seen the Swedish capital produce an output that is more than the sum of its parts.

An overprotective instinct

Will Mongolia's overprotective instinct deter investors?

Faced with a highly nationalistic electorate, particularly where China is concerned, resource-rich Mongolia has introduced a new foreign investment law aimed at protecting its natural assets. However, as its recent dispute with state-owned Chinese firm Chalco shows, the results could damage the country's international reputation.

Canada moves onwards and outwards

Canadian companies move onwards and outwards

Opinion is divided as to whether the unparalleled increase in outward Canadian FDI in 2011 was down to the country's strong economy or a dearth of domestic growth opportunities. Either way, it has propelled many Canadian companies – both large and small – into new territories.

Investors wait on Arab Spring countries

Investors wait and see on Arab Spring countries

The Arab Spring protests, and the months of political instability that followed, slowed FDI inflows into north Africa. But rather than pulling out of the region entirely, many investors simply put their projects on hold or moved into other more stable economies such as Morocco and Algeria.

View from Middle East and Africa October/November 2012

Investing in Algeria is both time consuming and rewarding.

Pilot on global journey
From Companies

Global outlook pays off for Pilot

Logistics and transport company Pilot Freight Services used the global recession to its advantage, expanding aggressively and taking on more staff, all with a view to providing a better service to its clients. The results so far suggest that this bravery has paid off.

South Korean investors forced to play the long game

South Korean investors forced to play the long game

South Korea has seen its export-focused economy slow in the global economic downturn, leading its government to launch a fiscal stimulus package to encourage growth and leaving investors hoping that the country can regain its momentum in the long term.

Chris Christie

New Jersey's new investment landscape

New Jersey's proximity to some of the US's biggest metropolises may be a source of envy to some states, but its budget deficit and record on FDI most certainly were not. However, a new governor has brought with him a change in mindset, which has garnered some impressive results. 

Maria Kiwanuka, Uganda's finance minister

Oil discovery opens Uganda opportunities

The recent discovery of oil in Uganda has the potential to transform the country. However, its finance minister is keen to avoid the mistakes of others, and any oil revenues will be spent on public services and transforming the country's export strategy into a more Africa-centric one.

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